Journal of Divorce & Remarriage

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The landmark Journal of Divorce & Remarriage is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of divorce, including predivorce marital and family treatment, marital separation and dissolution, children's responses to divorce and separation, single parenting, remarriage, and stepfamilies. With its interdisciplinary focus - represented by the professional variety of the editorial board and the wealth of published topics - it is a valuable instrument for many professionals. The Journal of Divorce & Remarriage enriches the clinical skills of all marriage and family specialists, as well as enhances the therapeutic and legal resources for couples and families needing specialized aid with divorce issues. The interdisciplinary Journal of Divorce & Remarriage is valuable to all professionals who help families, including counselors, social workers, family therapists, and lawyers involved in family law. The journal: serves as a medium for viewpoints from a wide variety of fields; publishes the most recent clinical research studies; increases understanding of the changes that accompany divorce and remarriage and how spouses and children adjust to these changes; realizes that divorce and remarriage and their consequences are an interrelated and continuous process for those involved; provides a useful and informative resource for professionals helping families cope with the dissolution of one marriage and the building of another.

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Website Journal of Divorce & Remarriage website
Other titles Journal of divorce & remarriage, Journal of divorce and remarriage
ISSN 1050-2556
OCLC 21431397
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: A sample (N = 706) of children, adolescents, young adults, and older adults were surveyed with regard to their views of family. Young adults endorsed more nontraditional views than children and older adults and were more likely than other age groups to indicate that there is no best family type. Children and older adults were more likely than adolescents and young adults to endorse married or living together parents as the best family type. Women and respondents who had experienced parental divorce endorsed traditional views of family less strongly, but women also endorsed stronger expectations for their own family formation. Findings support the possibility of both developmental and sociocontextual influences on attitudes toward family life.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 10/2015; 56(7):517-534. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1080080
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    ABSTRACT: This article discusses the complexity of seeking a solution to problems associated at times with parental alienation. Two scenarios are presented. Both cases involve a child who does not wish to have contact with an absent parent after the separation of the parents due to implacable hostility between them. In the first case, the child had a good relationship with the now absent parent. In the second case the child never had a close relationship with the absent parent. Each case needs to be assessed on its own merits. Conclusions are drawn and recommendations are made as to how to deal with such issues.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 10/2015; 56(7):590-594. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1060820
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    ABSTRACT: The article presents the emotional and cognitive experiences of divorced fathers in Israel faced with the need to balance work and family. The analysis is based on in-depth interviews with 22 divorced fathers. The main finding of the study is that divorced fathers face a more intense family–work conflict, which they did not have to contend with as married fathers. Many interviewees reported a shift in the perceived importance of work in their lives. Divorced fathers described their parenting experience as enhanced in comparison to prior married life; many of them felt that after the divorce they became better fathers.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 10/2015; 56(7):535-550. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1080083
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    ABSTRACT: This study used longitudinal prospective data from a representative Canada-wide survey to assess the impact of childhood family experience on well-being during adolescence. First, we constructed family composition profiles to capture the number and type of changes in family structure that occurred in our sample over a 12-year period. Then, we examined links between initial family status, family composition profiles, timing of parental separation, and later behavioral outcomes during adolescence. Marital status at birth, as well as 2 different family transition profiles, were linked to externalized problems during adolescence. Timing of the first family transition suppressed the effect of family transition profiles on adolescent behavioral outcomes.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 10/2015; 56(7):569-589. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1080094
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    ABSTRACT: This qualitative research examined parenting, parental conflict, and parent–child relationships following separation in the context of Australian government reform in 2006 and subsequent changes to the Family Law Act (1975). Participants were English-speaking men and women, age 16 to 27 years. The research was guided by attachment theory and social conflict theory, and embedded in grounded theory. The Cooperative Competitive Parental Conflict model emerged from the data. Two factors moderated the parent–child relationship: emotional security and responsive parenting. The research found it was not parental conflict, but how parental conflict was handled, that created the psychological burden for a child.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 10/2015; 56(7):551-568. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1080090
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    ABSTRACT: Divorce has long been described as one of the most stressful life experiences. A review of the literature identified numerous studies that have identified detrimental effects of parental divorce on children and adolescents and few that have emphasized possible optimal implications or effective coping with this event. The focus of this study subsequently fell on how young adults had coped with the divorce of their parents during their childhood or adolescent years. Semistructured retrospective interviews were conducted with 15 participants selected by means of snowball sampling in the completion of this study. Findings revealed a set of themes and subthemes relating to adults’ coping with parental divorce during childhood or adolescence as well as a set of factors that could potentially hinder such coping. Effective communication in relationships was highlighted as a particularly valuable coping method. It is hoped that these insights will enable those involved with assisting families during divorce to cope more effectively with this event.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 08/2015; 56(6):490-512. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1058661

  • Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 08/2015; 56(6):513-515. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1060822

  • Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 07/2015; 56(5):347-368. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1046800
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    ABSTRACT: Relocation, as an issue in the context of family law, typically involves the proposed move of a separated or divorced parent with a child to a new residence a substantial distance away from the non–moving parent. Based on a comprehensive review of the empirical evidence, 11 studies that focused on relocation within the context of separation and divorce were located, retrieved and appraised based on a common standard for assessing the methodological quality of the studies. Results of the critical appraisal found that the majority of social science research studies on relocation are of poor quality. Overall, the project’s findings demonstrate the need to move away from oversimplified considerations for relocation and to embrace a more comprehensive approach to fully capture the various factors that are relevant when considering the strengths and limitations of relocation.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 07/2015; 56:388-408. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1046797
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    ABSTRACT: More than 40% of U.S. adults have at least one step-relative in their family. Whereas there is much research on providing support for ex-partners and their children, there has been a lesser focus on trying to keep newly blended families intact. Because many members of a failed relationship repartner and have children from these new relationships, we find there is a need to provide support for stepfamilies. The Survival Strategies Workshop provides advice on strategies for blended families. In this article, we illustrate, through the use of case studies, that most of the problems occurring in blended families are not unique and if appropriate strategies are followed the prospect of a happy future is greatly enhanced.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):317-335. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025845
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    ABSTRACT: Divorce education programs are conducting increasingly rigorous impact evaluations to assess if their curriculum improves parenting practices, reduces conflict in the coparenting relationship, and improves outcomes for children. This article presents a 6-month follow-up evaluation of the online version of Parents Forever, an 8-hour divorce education course developed by the University of Minnesota Extension. At follow-up, parents (N = 232) reported significant improvements on several questions about postdivorce parenting and well-being, indicating that the online version of Parents Forever is effective in promoting positive behavioral change for parents.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):261-276. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025900
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    ABSTRACT: Informed by consensual qualitative research methodology, the experiences of nine divorced emerging and young adult women were analyzed. Prior to marriage, themes of feeling unmoored, in transition, and without an anchor shaped their narratives. Lack of self-reflection and evaluation predisposed the participants to making decisions based on partial and “convenient” truths. Unfolding processes led the majority of the women to revisit their premarital selves, engage with the emotional work that was deferred, and build foundations that were growth enhancing. Implications for counselors and related professionals are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):277-299. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025897
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    ABSTRACT: The role of parental divorce on the adjustment of emerging adults has been understudied and mostly limited to first-year college students. This study sought to examine the relation between parental divorce and adjustment in college students to identify differences in students from intact and divorced families while also examining gender and age differences. Results indicated no adjustment differences as a whole or by gender for intact and divorced families. However, students who were older when their parents divorced had higher levels of self-esteem than those whose parents divorced when they were younger. Implications of the study are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):336-345. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025756
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    ABSTRACT: The stepfamily is becoming an increasingly common family formation. Blended families comprise approximately 65% of all families. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of step-motherhood through the perception of women who are presently experiencing the phenomenon. A phenomenological research design was used. Data analysis revealed five structures: feeling isolated and unsupported, feeling ill prepared for step-motherhood, acting as the primary parent or re-enforcer, feeling frustration, and feeling rewarded. The results of the study might be helpful to psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals who work with those affected by divorce and remarriage.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(3):171-179. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1012702